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  • This is the spot where—many years ago—I broke my leg. Most days I run through here and don't think twice. But some days when I pass under that bridge, I think about the unexpected thing that happened that night, and how I'm a stronger man because of it.
    IRONMAN Florida will not be in Panama City this year, but my teammates and I were all able to transfer to IRONMAN Texas in April. Basically, I just shifted from a 6-month training plan to a 12-month training plan, which might be exactly what I needed. Hoping I'll be stronger and faster and ready to level up next April!

    Still plan on going to Florida in a few weeks, to visit family and help in any way I can. And I've got a few other things in the works for the rest of this year. Till then... #JustKeepMoving
    #IRONMANtraining !
    I̶R̶O̶N̶M̶A̶N̶f̶l̶o̶r̶i̶d̶a̶
    #IRONMANtexas
  • This is the spot where—many years ago—I broke my leg. Most days I run through here and don't think twice. But some days when I pass under that bridge, I think about the unexpected thing that happened that night, and how I'm a stronger man because of it. 
IRONMAN Florida will not be in Panama City this year, but my teammates and I were all able to transfer to IRONMAN Texas in April. Basically, I just shifted from a 6-month training plan to a 12-month training plan, which might be exactly what I needed. Hoping I'll be stronger and faster and ready to level up next April!

Still plan on going to Florida in a few weeks, to visit family and help in any way I can. And I've got a few other things in the works for the rest of this year. Till then... #JustKeepMoving 
#IRONMANtraining ! 
I̶R̶O̶N̶M̶A̶N̶f̶l̶o̶r̶i̶d̶a̶
#IRONMANtexas
  •  133  5 21 October, 2018
  • (@craighagemeier) Instagram Profile @craighagemeier
  • Since IRONMAN Florida isn't canceled yet, today's 112-mile bike ride was still on. Coach @fitness724 loaded up the Hawaii course and tuned in to the live broadcast of today's championship race. We started riding when the pros started the swim. My goal was to finish the bike course before the pros finished the 140.6-mile race.
    I was keeping a good pace when, halfway through the ride, one of my wheel spokes broke off, and shredded my tire. That's got to be a sign. So Consuela is missing a tire now. At the bike shop being repaired.
    When I got home I noticed my detachable watch face was not on my wrist. So I retraced my steps the 5 miles back to the bike shop and the gym, where my watch was still mounted on my bike.
    IRONMAN Brain is like Mommy Brain. They're both a very real thing. 😎

    So today I'm grateful that I have two strong legs, capable of walking 10 miles after riding a bike for 50 miles. I'm grateful that today was a beautiful sunny fall afternoon in Chicago. And I'm grateful that I don't have to replace a watch that costs more than a week's pay. If this was a 'bad' day, I live a very fortunate life.
    But I probably should have stayed on the couch today. 😎

    #IRONMANtraining ?
    #IRONMANflorida ?
  • Since IRONMAN Florida isn't canceled yet, today's 112-mile bike ride was still on. Coach @fitness724 loaded up the Hawaii course and tuned in to the live broadcast of today's championship race. We started riding when the pros started the swim. My goal was to finish the bike course before the pros finished the 140.6-mile race. 
I was keeping a good pace when, halfway through the ride, one of my wheel spokes broke off, and shredded my tire. That's got to be a sign. So Consuela is missing a tire now. At the bike shop being repaired. 
When I got home I noticed my detachable watch face was not on my wrist. So I retraced my steps the 5 miles back to the bike shop and the gym, where my watch was still mounted on my bike. 
IRONMAN Brain is like Mommy Brain. They're both a very real thing. 😎

So today I'm grateful that I have two strong legs, capable of walking 10 miles after riding a bike for 50 miles. I'm grateful that today was a beautiful sunny fall afternoon in Chicago. And I'm grateful that I don't have to replace a watch that costs more than a week's pay. If this was a 'bad' day, I live a very fortunate life. 
But I probably should have stayed on the couch today. 😎

#IRONMANtraining ?
#IRONMANflorida ?
  •  147  2 13 October, 2018
  • (@craighagemeier) Instagram Profile @craighagemeier
  • It's been a weird week. It's peak training week for IRONMAN Florida, which is the biggest training week of the season. After this, it's the taper. A few weeks of light workouts, to let the body heal and be ready for race day. I've always thought of this week as the end of the work. If you can get everything done this week, the actual race is more of a party, celebrating everything you've done in the past 6 months.

    But the race I've been training for is in Panama City Beach, where there's currently no electricity, water, or cell service, thanks to Hurricane Michael. I'm going to finish all the work this weekend, since the race isn't officially canceled... yet. But I do feel like I'm wasting my time, training for a race that probably won't happen.
    From what I've heard, my family who live in the area are all safe and ok, and I'm extremely grateful for that. I hope all their friends and neighbors are safe too. I'm drafting up Plans B & C so I can pivot once a decision is made. Till then... It's Week 21 of 24. Tonight's 2.4-mile swim? I nailed it.
    #IRONMANtraining ?
    #IRONMANflorida ?
  • It's been a weird week. It's peak training week for IRONMAN Florida, which is the biggest training week of the season. After this, it's the taper. A few weeks of light workouts, to let the body heal and be ready for race day. I've always thought of this week as the end of the work. If you can get everything done this week, the actual race is more of a party, celebrating everything you've done in the past 6 months.

But the race I've been training for is in Panama City Beach, where there's currently no electricity, water, or cell service, thanks to Hurricane Michael. I'm going to finish all the work this weekend, since the race isn't officially canceled... yet. But I do feel like I'm wasting my time, training for a race that probably won't happen. 
From what I've heard, my family who live in the area are all safe and ok, and I'm extremely grateful for that. I hope all their friends and neighbors are safe too. I'm drafting up Plans B & C so I can pivot once a decision is made. Till then... It's Week 21 of 24. Tonight's 2.4-mile swim? I nailed it. 
#IRONMANtraining ?
#IRONMANflorida ?
  •  137  12 13 October, 2018
  • (@craighagemeier) Instagram Profile @craighagemeier
  • Chicago may not be 85 and sunny today, but she has safe and beautiful places for me to run. I think she's a keeper. Good luck to everyone racing the Chicago Marathon this weekend! 🏃🏻🏆
  • Chicago may not be 85 and sunny today, but she has safe and beautiful places for me to run. I think she's a keeper. Good luck to everyone racing the Chicago Marathon this weekend! 🏃🏻🏆
  •  199  6 7 October, 2018